Peadar

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Peadar
Pope-peter pprubens.jpg
It has been stated that the SG Peadar is reserved for Saint Peter, and the SG Pàdraig is used to represent the En Patrick for other people.
Pronunciation Irish pronunciation: [ ˈpaˑd̪əɾ]
Gender Masculine
Language(s) Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Origin
Language(s) Greek
Derivation petros
Meaning "stone", "rock"
Other names
Cognate(s) Peter
See also Pàdraig

Peadar is a masculine given name in the Irish,[1] and Scottish Gaelic languages.[2] It is the equivalent of the given name Peter in English. The names are ultimately derived from the Greek word petros, meaning "stone", "rock".[1] The Scottish Gaelic Peadar is said to be reserved for the saint, and the Scottish Gaelic Pàdraig is used as the Gaelic equivalent of Peter.[3]

List of people with the given name[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 219, 354, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 
  2. ^ Robertson, Boyd; Taylor, Iain (2003), Teach Yourself Gaelic, Teach Yourself, pp. 340–341 
  3. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 407, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1